exist653, buying denim means picking up some of the best vintage jeans and upcycled denim; because if you want that A stale look, why buy a new one? While Levi’s in the U.S. (which remains the most popular denim brand on the planet) is booming thanks to collaborations with Re/Done, Denim Tears and the late Virgil Abloh, runway relics in search of designer denim come from around the globe range is true. Below, we’ve done some errands for you, and vetted Etsy sellers are known for recreating both exclusive and hard-to-find pieces that fit their era — like a pair of French “25 of Slow-moving signal flare, ’29 of the chrysanthemums adorn the Moschino, as well as the early ‘s Helmut Lang walked straight off the runway.
Investing in vintage jeans becomes especially attractive once one takes a step back and considers the industry-wide and environmental impact of denim production. According to the National Resource Defense Council, it takes nearly 8 pounds
to produce a few pounds of new cotton (the main fiber in denim is called the “thirsty crop”). 0 gallons of water. That’s a hundred times the amount of water needed for the same weight of tomatoes. Second, the dyeing and painful process specific to jeans requires more water, more toxins, more energy and more waste. When said waste is often made to make denim look like it’s vintage, it makes sense to go straight to the source.
Of course, the word “year” has become quite flexible. Technically, it takes 20 years for an item to be considered truly retro, although in our age of constant renewal and shortened attention spans, nostalgia is building for pieces that are only ten years old. For further mixing, the design firm is technically creating
Make new pieces by transforming old jeans like Marques&#x; Almeida’s raw-edged panel pieces, while Kara’s best-selling crystal-strap Cobra camera bag is handcrafted from old denim. “There are so many upcycled and reworked pieces right now,” says celebrity stylist Kathryn Gosik, who ran
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Christine Quinn during last month’s Fashion Week. Like many in her field, she’s recently focused on “being more frugal and remodeling your wardrobe.” The real goal is to help valuable materials and iconic designs live another day.
Below, the best vintage jeans, stylist-favorite recycled denim, and upcycled options help bring new life to chinos.
Upgrade, Recycle and Repair Jeans
For vintage Levi’s jeans, there are a number of factors to consider. Some of the best investment projects were not affected 175s or ’26 boyfriend cuts have stood the test of time, and brands like Re/Done and Etsy sellers are looking for this look But updated customers found a sweet spot. Gentle tailoring and classic tabs create an updated modern look. Gosik loves Re/Done’s blush’ 32 jeans, and
1 Off Paris upgrade details. “These 1 Off Paris pants gave me the double denim I wanted,” she says of her favorite double belt. For another visibly reworked fit, “Reformation keeps impressing me with their upcycled pieces,” she says. “This pair of patchwork denim is no exception.”
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